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Cestracion philippi japonicus  Duméril, 1865
Taxonomic Serial No.: 564526

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Heterodontus japonicus Maclay and Macleay, 1884
    Heterodontus zebra (Gray, 1831)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Cestracion philippi japonicus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V.  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Sharks of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date, vol. 2: Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes, no. 1, vol. 2   
  Page(s): viii + 269   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-104543-7   
  Reference for: Cestracion philippi japonicus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Cestracion philippi japonicus   

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  Comment: Originally published as Cestracion philippi var. japonicus Duméril, 1865, Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2002) notes that this name "Predates Cestracion japonicus Maclay & Macleay 1884; a petition to suppress this name made by Taylor 1971:107 apparently has not been acted on by the ICZN. Current usage favors continued use of authorship as Maclay & Macleay 1884. Apparently an unneeded new name for Cestracion zebra Gray 1831." Of the Maclay and Macleay name, Eschmeyer notes "Probably not technically available for use with this authorship, secondarily preoccupied by and apparently the same as Heterodontus japonicus [Cestracion philippi japonicus] (Duméril 1865) [following existing usage might allow continued dating to Maclay & Macleay 1884]." Given the predominance Maclay and Macleay's usage as valid, ITIS will follow this interpretation until the problem is resolved in the literature. Eschmeyer also notes Duméril's name as "Questionably a synonym of Heterodontus japonicus Maclay & Macleay 1884 or Heterodontus zebra (Gray 1831)"  



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